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  •  i heard where (0+ / 0-)

    candy has changed her tune on her comment at the debate about saying libya was a terrorist attack, is that true.

    •  No. Candy merely expanded her answer. (6+ / 0-)

      Crowley in an attempt to be even handed expanded her answer to say that there was a ten day period  in which the demonstration/anti-muslim movie was talked about (by the state department) as a possible cause.

      This did not necessarily detract from the fact that President Obama's Rose Garden comments did indicate that a terrorist act was involved.

      In my opinion she was trying too hard to be fair minded. I personally think she was shocked at Romney's bold face lie in asserting the Republican bubble "factoid".

      •  sounds to me (3+ / 0-)
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        like the msm as usual bend over backwards for the right and want to bend the left over and screw them, same o same o.

      •  something else Crowley said (0+ / 0-)

        Crowley said later that she was just trying to move the debate along.  Imagine what the news would be like if there were some equivelant of the two candidates staring at Candy with expectant eyebrows raised on every program.  Every he said/ she said and "both sides do it" on CNN put to a final tally, every meandering conspiracy theory on Fox set in a straightforward statement of unadorned horseshit.  What if the media's program and duty were not to waste time endlessly?

        •  The Debate as Game show (0+ / 0-)

          This is a format that will get mega ratings: Contestants (Obama and Rmoney) Spin the wheel and answer whatever question it lands on. A panel of fact checkers vets the answer in real time and the audience scores the answer Up or Down. The Host resolves ties. There's a time limit and bonus questions.
          The winner gets half the loser's campaign warchest.

      •  Eye witnesses reported the attackers saying (1+ / 0-)
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        the anti-Mohammad film was their motive.

        Try al Jazeera and BBC if you want clips.

        Even motivated by the film, it's terrorism. An armed militia attacked civilians. And there's no evidence of "al Qaeda influence."

        What else ????

    •  No. She issued a clarification statement. GOPers (7+ / 0-)

      then said she had backed down.  She did not, and after the claims that she backed down came out she again reaffirmed that PBHO did indeed call it an act of terror in the Rose Garden the day after it happened.  What you heard is an attempt by wing nuts to spin the story.

      Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a Republican. But I repeat myself. Harry Truman

      by ratcityreprobate on Sun Oct 21, 2012 at 11:38:30 AM PDT

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    •  No, it is not true (5+ / 0-)

      Commenters on Fox, I believe, claimed almost immediately after the debate that she recanted, and the claim was pushed hard in the right wing noise machine. She denied the claim the following day.

      "The problems of incompetent, corrupt, corporatist government are incompetence, corruption and corporatism, not government." Jerome a Paris

      by Orinoco on Sun Oct 21, 2012 at 11:40:42 AM PDT

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    •  She said at the time both were right (0+ / 0-)

      Obama did say act of terror in the Rose Garden but didn't specifically say the attacks were terrorist acts in a speech for 2 weeks.  Which isn't exactly true, as he repeated the comment about acts of terror on the campaign trail.  She was trying to be even-handed I think but everyone jumped on the first remark and skipped over the second part, both that night and in the aftermath.

      The scientific uncertainty doesn't mean that climate change isn't actually happening.

      by Mimikatz on Sun Oct 21, 2012 at 11:51:36 AM PDT

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